Jayson Robinson has been appointed as Vigor’s vice president of fabrication, assuming leadership of the complex and marine fabrication divisions located in Clackamas and Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash.

Robinson, who initially joined Vigor, a Titan company, in 2018 as the director of quality, has been serving as the assistant vice president since last fall. In his new role, he will be tasked with overseeing the maintenance and expansion of Vigor's highly skilled team and advancing the company's presence in key markets, including nuclear, aerospace, infrastructure, and marine vessels.

According to Titan CEO Jim Marcotuli, Robinson's contribution to several successful projects at Vigor underscores his significance to the company. Marcotuli emphasizes Robinson's leadership and expertise as critical assets, particularly as Vigor anticipates potential growth opportunities.

The integration of Vigor's ship repair business with its extensive fabrication capabilities is seen as enhancing Titan's competitiveness and sustainability across various markets.

Robinson steps into his new position at a time when other key leadership roles within the department have also been filled, notably with Kit Brown leading the complex fabrication team. Under Robinson's leadership, Vigor Fab has achieved significant milestones, including the completion of the prototype for the Maneuver Support Vehicle Light (MSV-L) and timely delivery of complex bridge projects.

Prior to joining Vigor, Robinson served as general manager at Marks Brothers Inc. for eight years, where he spearheaded strategic planning, market expansion, and growth initiatives. His previous role as president and general manager of NDE Professionals Inc. from 2002 to 2011 provided him with extensive experience in operational leadership and training within the trades industry.

This background positions Robinson to address industry challenges, such as the current worker shortage, by leveraging his expertise in training new entrants into the trades.

With over two decades of experience in the industry and holding multiple industry certifications, Robinson brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. He will be based at Vigor’s Clackamas facility and will begin his duties immediately.

Vigor’s fabrication unit boasts a diverse range of capabilities, resulting in successful projects across multiple end markets. Recent achievements include the completion of the MSV(L) prototype, the construction of sections for the Portal Bridge connecting New Jersey and New York City, and the Yamhill Bridge in Oregon. Additionally, the team has continued its contributions to the nuclear and aerospace sectors. These endeavors not only support U.S. national defense but also contribute to infrastructure development and commerce, creating numerous family wage jobs in the Portland region.